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  This topic is about my 1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500
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McGuire Silver Member Matthew McGuire
Arlington, Virginia, USA   USA
I found an odd cable poking out from under the cockpit into the engine bay.
Does anyone know what this or was?



Matthew

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
where does the other end go?



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

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McGuire Silver Member Matthew McGuire
Arlington, Virginia, USA   USA
Not sure yet. I haven't had time to trace where it leads. Was hoping someone might recognize it.



Matthew

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Fictioneer Doug Hirt
Colorado Springs, CO, USA   USA
An old, broken speedometer cable no one bothered to remove after replacing it?



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McGuire Silver Member Matthew McGuire
Arlington, Virginia, USA   USA
Thanks Doug. I think you might be onto something. The PO seems to have done some odd things with the lights, wires, and cables behind the dash. I need to follow it and see where it ends.



Matthew

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walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
If that is coming out onto the passenger (right) side outrigger, I am guessing it is the shield for the fuel tank vent line, that is no longer there. If so, it will run back to where the line would have come down through the boot floor and headed to the front/
Dan

Heavenly Acres John Claybaugh
Texico, Illinois, USA   USA
Maybe left over trip-ometer cable. mine mounts under dash by steering column.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
It's the tin worm we all hear about.

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gfe05111952 George Earwaker
Falls Church, Virginia, USA   USA
In reply to # 1318574 by Fictioneer An old, broken speedometer cable no one bothered to remove after replacing it?

+1
It's on the right side & right place. Does your speedometer work?



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byakk0 Hazen Wardle
Boise, Idaho, USA   USA
Bottle it and keep it away from your car, don't let it get wet, and never feed it after midnight. grinning smiley

In reply to # 1365355 by Doug in Vegas It's the tin worm we all hear about.



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Limey Midget Man John McGuire
Raytown (Kansas City), Missouri, USA   USA
1975 MG Midget 1500 "Liberty"
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Justice"
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Justice"
Hello Mr. McGuire. John McGuire here... I just went to the garage to see if my fuel return line / vent line traced the same path (over the RF outrigger). That's what it is. From the stub that you see, it goes forward to the carbon canister (the front one on 2-cannister systems). I attached a photo that I took a few months ago in the showroom of Victoria British. There's a restored '79 on their showroom floor next to the parts counter. I live 20 minutes away. Take care my friend.


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